RANCAGEDE, NETRALNEWS.COM - The existence of Community Social Workers (PSM) gives important meaning to society. Community participation is one of the spearheads in the success of implementing the social welfare agenda at the grassroots level.
PSM was formed to carry out various tasks related to social welfare, including socializing government programs, in this case, programs of the Ministry of Social Affairs.
"We are currently helping local governments to verify and validate citizens who receive government social assistance, including social assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs," said Rahmatullah, Chairperson of the Rancagede PSM Association (IPSM) in Rancagede Village, Gunung Kaler District, Tangerang Regency, on Sunday (05/02/2021).
Activities that are routinely carried out are carrying out social services, such as distributing basic necessities to residents in need, carrying out house renovations for residents' houses that are not suitable, and various other tasks, including strengthening and increasing the reach of the social assistance program.
Most recently, IPSM Rancagede held various activities related to Ramadan. Together with the Head of the Gunung Kaler Sub-District and the Head of Rancagede Village, they held a social activity titled "Ramadan Blessing, Make People Smile" on Friday (30/4/2021) at the Rancagede Village Office, Gunung Kaler District, Tangerang Regency, Banten Province.
This is a dedication and a form of IPSM concern in helping residents of Rancagede Village and People Needing Social Welfare Services (PPKS), who need help.
This social service activity was also attended by the Head of Gunung Kaler Saedaman Sub-District and Head of Rancagede Village H. Yani, as well as 15 members of IPSM from Rancagede Village. This activity is an initiation of IPSM Rancagede which is routinely held during the month of Ramadan.
"This activity is a form of IPSM concern for Rancagede Village in helping residents in need so that it can ease the burden on residents, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Rahmatullah at the Rancagede Village Office.
IPSM Rancagede also distributed assistance in the form of wheelchairs for people with disabilities, rice, instant noodles and masks given directly to residents in need by delivering them directly to residents' homes.
The Head of Gunung Kaler Saedaman sub-district also expressed his appreciation to IPSM for working selflessly in order to help villagers and also to assist local government work programs, especially in Rancagede Village, Gunung Kaler District, Tangerang Regency.
"The existence of the PSM really helps and supports programs from the Ministry of Social Affairs and programs from the Regional Government. The synergy between PSM and TKSK runs very well," said Saedaman.
The Head of Rancagede Village, H. Yani expressed his pride at the national level achievements achieved by the Head of IPSM, Rancagede Rahmatullah, for his dedication to helping Rancagede villagers, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, IPSM was very active in paying attention to the villagers
Munawaroh (48), a resident of Rancagede Village, is very grateful to have received wheelchair assistance for his daughter who has a disability.
"I am very grateful for the wheelchair assistance for my child provided by IPSM. This wheelchair assistance is very useful for my child who has a disability," said Munawaroh.